Implementing A Risk-based Thinking Approach

Webinar on Thursday, May 26, 2022

This webinar will provide an overview of the concept of risk-based thinking by defining risk and presenting the basic elements of a risk assessment process. Standard requirements related to risk will be reviewed across several management and technical ISO standards to demonstrate how risk-based thinking can be implemented in a management system.

Many ISO standards are now less prescriptive and contain more performance-based requirements that foster a risk-based thinking approach. This risk-based thinking approach gives organizations the ability to design and implement a management system that works for their organizational culture and needs. Applying a risk-based thinking approach, allows organizations to plan for and better control potential risks and to take advantage of continual improvement opportunities. In the end, implementing a risk-based thinking approach facilitates greater effectiveness and continuous improvement of management system processes.

Key Takeaways:

  • Provide an overview of risk-based thinking
  • Learn the definition of risk
  • Learn the basic elements of a risk assessment process
  • Become familiar with standard requirements related to risk


Melanie Ross | Technical Products Developer 

Melanie Ross has over 20 years of experience in quality assurance, quality control, and quality management. She has worked in several different industries, including chemical, biological, oil and gas, and aerospace. Her main role in each of these industries was the development of management systems, including internal audit programs, vendor qualification procedures, and implementation of lean six sigma. Currently, Melanie is a Technical Products Developer for ANAB designing and delivering training courses and supporting client outreach through business development activities. Her role serves as a technical resource to customers, assessors, and other interested parties.

Emma Dutton Ph.D, ANAB | Instructional Designer

Emma Dutton, an instructional designer and instructor for ANAB, has designed and delivered training courses on a number of conformity assessment topics to the forensic community since 2013. Prior to joining ANAB, she spent more than 11 years as a quality assurance manager in a forensic laboratory. Her portfolio includes 12 years conducting research and development in the pharmaceuticals and biotechnology industries and teaching biology as an adjunct professor.